Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A prayer for the children of Abraham/Ibrahim

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat wrote a moving prayer during this winter's conflict in Gaza. It begins:

For every aspiring ballerina huddled
scared in a basement bomb shelter

    For every toddler in his mother's arms
    behind rubble of concrete and rebar

For every child who's learned to distinguish
"our" bombs from "their" bombs by sound

    For everyone wounded, cowering, frightened
    and everyone furious, planning for vengeance

I often hear "equivalence" decried. But I think we need far more of this type of equivalence.

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